New reports out indicate Samsung may be on the verge of rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for their Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones possibly as soon as mid-May. If Samsung and carriers are able to stick to this timeline, then the S7 devices will be getting the update one to two months later than their successor devices, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.
There are several signs pointing to the older devices being ready for their Android Oreo update. The phones have already been certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance with the Android Oreo operating system. Sources also indicate all of the major U.S. carriers have already signed off on their certifications of the upgrade. Meanwhile, the Korean Samsung Members app has a notice indicating the update should be ready by May 18th. That corresponds to a site run for Samsung Turkey that lists that same date for the firmware update.
With the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge updates to Android Oreo about ready to drop, attention will turn to some other devices in the Samsung portfolio that should get the update. Those include the Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 phones from 2017 and the Galaxy Tab S3.